East Penn Press

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Gary Joseph Tadayeski

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Alburtis

Gary Joseph Tadayeski, of Alburtis, died June 27, 2020. Born in Fountain Hill, Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Joseph and Kathryn (Bednarcek) Tadayeski.

He was a 1970 graduate of Liberty High School and attended NCCC to study horticulture.

He was employed with several local nurseries.

He was a member of Word of Life Church, Allentown.

He was a very humble, loving soul and loved by many especially by his friends at Applebee’s.

He is survived by a sister, Dona and her husband, James Dry, of Alburtis.

Robert J. & Mary C. O’Rourke

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

Robert J. and Mary C. (Sek) O’Rourke, of Allentown, died June 21, 2020, after being involved in an accident. Both of them were born in Allentown. Robert was the son of Rose A. (Perry) wife of James Mott and the late Robert G. O’Rourke. Mary was a daughter of Stanley and Mary S. (Nolan) Sek.

Bob was a manager and arborist for the Davey Tree Co. in New Jersey and Mary was a registered nurse for Lehigh Valley Health Network.

She was a member of Holy Infancy Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

They both rode for many local charities, including the Corey & Kimberly’s Ride.

William R. Laudenslager

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

supervisor, Mack Trucks, Inc.

William R. “Bill” Laudenslager, 76, of Allentown, died June 25, 2020, at The Phoebe Home, Allentown. He was the husband of Alberta V. (Furlong) Laudenslager to whom he was married 55 years on April 24. Born in Quakertown, he was the son of the late James R. and Marian P. (Crouthamel) Laudenslager.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War era.

He was employed as a supervisor at Mack Trucks, Inc., Macungie, for 38 years, retiring in 2011.

John Sandous Wormley Jr.

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

software developer, technical trainer

John Sandous Wormley Jr., 72, of Macungie, died unexpectedly June 16, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of the late Gloria Wormley. They were married for 22 years. Born in Plainfield, N.J., he was a son of the late John S. Wormely Sr. and Emma L. (Joyner) Wormley.

He was a 1965 graduate of Plainfield High School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Thomas Edison State University.

He worked at AT&T Lucent Technologies until he retired where he was a software developer and a technical training instructor.

Brian Ehret

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Lower Milford Township

Brian Ehret, 50, of Lower Milford Township, died June 9, 2020. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Dale G. Ehret and Sandra (Dacquisto) Schaller.

He is remembered for the love he had for his dogs, Bo and Diesel and for his fireworks displays.

He is survived by his father and his wife Linda K.; his mother and her husband, Richard Schaller; a sister, Michelle; maternal grandmother, Eleanore Dacquisto and a nephew, Christopher; uncle and aunt James and Sharon Dacquisto; loving girlfriend, Sue (Anastasia).

Janet E. Lichtenwalner

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member, Emmaus Moravian Church

Janet E. Lichtenwalner, 68, of Allentown, died June 14, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the wife of Ronald L. Lichtenwalner Sr. They were married for 49 years. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Walter R. Schwartz and Evelyn M. (Fegley) Schwartz Hamm.

She was a loving homemaker and enjoyed knitting, gardening and birds.

She was a member of Emmaus Moravian Church.

Carl F. Schaeffer

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Zionsville

Carl F. Schaeffer, 85, of Old Zionsville, died June 1, 2020, at his home. He was the husband of the late Ruthann (David) Schaeffer, who died in 2012. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Edwin E. and Minnie M. (Souders) Schaeffer.

He worked at Mack Trucks for 31 years as a draftsman in the engineering department and was a member of UAW Local 677.

He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War serving as microwave relay site chief at NATO headquarters in Fountainbleu, France.

Elizabeth W. Wilkins

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Lower Macungie Township

Elizabeth “Betty” W. Wilkins, 87, formerly of Lower Macungie Township, died June 13, 2020, at her residence in South Whitehall Township. She was the wife of the late Herman F. Wilkins who died July 31, 2013. Born in Spring Valley, she was the daughter of the late Wilson E. and Elizabeth E. (Eisenhart) Wimmer.

She was a graduate of Coopersburg High School and attended Kutztown State Teachers College.

She worked as a programmer in the salaried payroll department of the former Bethlehem Steel for 40 years until retiring.

Emma Louise Howe

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

local artist

Emma Louise (Lynn) Howe, 88, of Emmaus, formerly of Orwigsburg, died June 17, 2020, at her daughter’s home surrounded by family. Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Dorothea I. (Myers) Lynn and George R. Lynn Jr.

She was a graduate of Pottsville High School, University of Pennsylvania and completed some studies at Palmer College of Chiropractic. While at the University of Pennsylvania, she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, Canterbury Club, The Choral Society and active with the campus radio station, WXPN.